Oral thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth and throat. It’s most common in those who have a compromised immune system such as those who have AIDS or are undergoing chemotherapy. This is because a compromised immune system leaves you more vulnerable to infection. You can also develop oral thrush if you take inhaled steroids to control asthma or if you take an oral steroid. These medications can throw off the natural balance of yeast in your mouth and cause an overgrowth. This is why it’s always best to rinse your mouth out after using a steroid inhaler.
Seeing a Dentist
If you are concerned with oral thrush, Dr. Jennifer Schau and her Saginaw, MI dental team will be glad to help you. Dr. Schau and her team have several years of experience treating oral and dental issues of all kinds, and they will be able to answer any questions for anybody in need of a Saginaw, MI dentist.